Thursday, 19 November 2015

Bonus with Your Online Chatan and Kallah Lessons

Are you getting married? Needing to learn the laws of family purity or to take a refresher course?

Chessed Ve'Emet offers both Chatan and Kallah lessons online and in person. Chatanim have the opportunity to learn with Rabbi Eliyahu Shear, a very knowledgeable rabbi with a lot of wisdom and great sense of humour. Kallot learn with Shoshanah Shear who is both a Kallah teacher and an occupational therapist and healing facilitator.

The lessons are text based and go at your pace. Please note, there is a lot of material to cover so do give yourselves time before getting married to complete all the required information. A letter is provided to take to the Rabbanut to verify that you have completed the required material.

We are offering an amazing special to couples signing up and paying for Chatan and Kallah lessons by Monday 23rd November that you will receive a gift from our discount store to the value of NIS 50. For those who know our store, this is great value.

The offer is for a limited time so hurry to receive your gift.

We look forward to hearing from you

Shoshanah Shear
Chessed Ve'Emet

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Thinking About the Orphan Kallah

I was doing a search for ideas for a poster we have just designed regarding our bridal gowns and household items for rent and sale. There are such stunning images related to weddings. So much beauty. So much care. So much extravagance. And yet, the wedding business flourishes and couples the world over spend fortunes on their special day. On the one hand, why not?! It is a day that makes memories and begins the real unity for the start of a new home, the potential of a new family and continuity of another world.

One of the hardest things for someone who is an orphan especially and who comes from a poor home too, is this glamour and beauty is mostly not an option for them. It is not even a question of freedom of choice, lack of funds dictates that beauty and choice do not feature.

If one has a small wedding out of your own desire for a small wedding, that is your decision and you can then be happy with the special day. However, if your wedding is very small only due to others refusing to help you, then you are or can be left with sadness related to a day that should be the happiest of your life. 

This is some of what the Mitzvah of Hachnasat Kallah is all about. Though some say just elope, or just get married at a Beth Din with two witnesses, Torah understands the heart of the Kallah who wants some beauty on her special day. A wedding can be beautiful on a budget too, however, the Kallah does need to have some freedom of choice. This is her special day not the communities and the Mitzvah is there to encourage the community to have compassion and help her to feel special.

Have you stopped to think about the needs of an orphan bride, an orphan Kallah? Are you able to recognize that she has just as much right to a beautiful, joyous day as you do? What are you prepared to do to help make her day special?

I'd love to hear your thoughts as we need your help to move our Bridal Gowns and household items to more suitable space. Are you willing to assist? Are you willing to host a sale, to book a service, to share a crowd fundraiser? If your answer is yes, please do be in touch.

Have a blessed day

Shoshanah Shear

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Getting to Know You!

Getting to know our audience. A few days ago, someone challenged me to chat to someone in our audience during the week. It could be on FB, in a FB group, a reader to one of our blogs. The challenge sounded interesting so I began to make contact. So far I have messaged a few followers to our FB groups and invited them to chat on Skype for 5 minutes. I have posted in our FB groups inviting any of our members to chat with us for 5 minutes on Skype. So far we have not had anyone take us up on the offer.

This time I am taking it to one of our blogs and inviting any of the readers who follow this blog to be in touch. We'd love to get to know you better. We'd love to hear what kind of posts you enjoy, what you are looking for and just to get to know you a little more.

I would like to think that social networking has not totally robbed us of regular communication. What do you say? Are you interested in chatting for 5 min on Skype?

If you would like a theme to the conversation, then one question that is upper most on my mind is what area of Torah would you like to learn and what do you think about learning Torah online?

Looking forward to hearing from you

Shoshanah Shear 


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